Fine and Visual Arts

Course Descriptions

Art I    [12811]
unit             1 semester

This course will help the student find new strengths and preferences as ideas take form and skills develop.  Students will further explore the two-dimensional using “Learning to see” as a solid foundation on which to grow.  Using a large variety of mediums such as pencil, watercolor, color pencils and ink, students will solve two-dimensional problems.  This course is designed to “Open eyes” ad to “Learn to express.”

Art II  [25736]
1 unit              2 semesters

Pre-Requisite: Art I

Art II is intended to aid in the development of an awareness of visual thinking and visual relationships and their application to visual problem solving. The elements of design, line shape, texture and nature and properties of color will all be examined for their expressive qualities and as compositional tools. 

Color and Design      [92851]
½ unit             1 semester

Pre-Requisite: Art I

Using the elements and principles of design in an integrative way, students will learn to demonstrate visual design as applied to a 2 dimensional surface.  Students will create work using but not limited to graphic design, photography, collage, fabric design, illustration, painting and printmaking.

AP Studio Art: Drawing/3D/2D      [32826]
1 unit              2 semesters

Requires teacher approval

Pre-Requisite: Art II

This Advanced Placement course is for highly motivated students interested in gaining college credit in the Visual Arts. It is designed to provide a wide range of creative experiences. The primary focus is the building of a portfolio capable of demonstrating the student’s ability to accomplish works in the various areas of visual arts media.

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